Mobility advocacy nonprofit organization Charleston Moves is hosting a police-escorted ride over the North Bridge in North Charleston from 2-3 p.m. on Oct. 2.

The 8-mile ride will take participants over the Ashley River and along other North Charleston roadways where the nonprofit is pushing for upgrades. This event is part of the group’s Better North Bridge campaign, and members of Charleston Moves will be setup outside Freehouse Brewery after the ride until 5 p.m. to engage with people on ways to create safer bike and pedestrian crossings over the bridge. The brewery will also welcome food trucks Blazing Star Cafe, Bad Man BBQ and, along with live music by Forty Mile Detour beginning at 4 p.m.

To help support the cause, Freehouse Brewery will donate $1 from every pint sold to Charleston Moves.

Better North Bridge Bike Ride participants who want to ride but do not own a bike can email to request a bike (deadline to request is Fri., Sept. 25).

Participating in the ride is not necessary to support the cause. Head to the brewery to learn more about ways to get involved or consider donating directly to Charleston Moves.

The ride begins right at 2 p.m., so event organizers ask that all riders arrive at the brewery by 1:30 p.m. at the latest. Anyone planning to participate should RSVP on the Charleston Moves website.

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